- •Injury remains the leading and most common cause of death in children above the age of one in Quebec.
- •In Northern Quebec, injury is the leading cause of death in children, occurring at a rate that is 3 to 4 times higher than the national average.
- •Patients from Northern Quebec were significantly more likely to experience a longer length of hospitalization than their counterparts.
- •A more sophisticated pre-hospital trauma system allowing for better and culturally sensitive treatment of patients from all of Quebec is needed.
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